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So the suggestion was put forth to add a Paint and Body forum to RCC.  What say you?  Would you use it?  Could you contribute to it?

I resisted the urge to add "Bacon" or "Avocado!" to the poll.  Pirate users will get that.  ;D
 

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I wouldn't use it and wouldn't contribute....I hate body work.  ;D

I don't see a lot of body work discussion on the other boards, not sure it warrants its own board....but I'm all for getting rid of the Tin Foil board, I could get some free time back.  ;D
 

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Ill start by saying that I have extremely limited body work experience.

That being said, if its not hard to add, I do see a good bit of body work post in some build threads. Maybe if there was a dedicated forum for it with someones how tos, or someones journey doing bodywork on a truck, it may help someone out in the future.

The thing is with this site, atleast in my opinion, is it is about the best (almost only) source of info for these trucks aside from the FSM. Alot of peoples knowledge will live on for a long time on this site. And there is a vast wealth of knowledge on this site, don’t underestimate that. If a body work forum makes it easier for someone to find out the best way to go about fixing the common cracked front fender or other rust repair, etc., then I think it should be added.



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Im not saying you would have to post it there. Just if you want to, or if someone does a how-to, or a write up it gives them a good place to put it.


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By contributing, I mainly meant just helping answer questions.  You can still post the updates to your builds in your thread, but if you have knowledge that might help someone out, what primer to use, best way to weld panels, paint gun recommendations, etc, post up.  I am just trying to gauge if the forum would be useful.  I know in the past we have had several members who were doing their own paint and bodywork but these days there are only a couple active members who tinker in that field.  If we add the forum, I would like to see it used and if it's only going to get one thread a year, we may as well not bother with it and keep everything in the normal help forums.
 

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The Axle Tech and Discussion forum isn't very old and has seemed to have done well. Maybe not daily posts but every few days or weeks it draws a good thread.

I think a paint/body forum would be fine. These trucks are known rusters.

Maybe even include interior & upholstery, glass.  It's all somewhat related.

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Im not saying you would have to post it there. Just if you want to, or if someone does a how-to, or a write up it gives them a good place to put it.

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...I've got some decent bodywork experience under my belt - I'll contribute and help answer q's {cool}
 

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The Axle Tech and Discussion forum isn't very old and has seemed to have done well. Maybe not daily posts but every few days or weeks it draws a good thread.

I think a paint/body forum would be fine. These trucks are known rusters.

Maybe even include interior & upholstery, glass. It's all somewhat related.

Bucky
agreed , contribute my experience is outdated in a pro shop today , DYIer's can still use it and the basics haven't changed ( a siphon gun still works LOL )
 

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I will definitely have questions when i start the body on mine.
Maybe even include interior & upholstery, glass. It's all somewhat related.
I like this idea as well though if that happened should it still be called paint and body?
 

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I like this idea as well though if that happened should it still be called paint and body?
I'm not sure what would be the best actual name. I figure paint & body would obviously entail paint/body work, but it also involves trim, trim clips, alterations/add-ons such as bumpers, fender flares, possibly glass removal, fender/panel alignment/adjustment, etc.

Basically anything cosmetic could fall into this forum.

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I would vote yes and i can contribute, but for some reason, the vote thingy said I couldn't vote and I'd need to log out and then back in…no thanks!


…But yes, I don't know why it wasn't done long ago already

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At least it would have useful information on this site. At least on here it wont be all about Plastidip on rims, grill, bumpers ect...
 

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Plus we can discuss paint, chemicals, spray equipment, lighting, sandpaper, temperature & humidity.
It should go well.

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HMMMM Lanty, sounds about as fun and exciting as a drywall forum...  :-\

Anyway, aren't we supposed to be doing all our paint and body work on the trail?  ;D
 

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LOL yeah huh ? have you seen some of the 440 powered older trucks on  here ? one look at the engine alone and ya know its not getting bodyworked on the trail ...............  ;D ;D ;D ;D    I said    "  some  "  and smiled ...
 
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